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Bargin Black Power, Jumping back into Napoleonics

Bargin Black Power, Jumping back into Napoleonics

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About the Project

After a bit of browsing on ebay i spotted a brand new Waterloo - Black Powder 2nd edition Starter Set going for £30, is this the start of a slippery slope

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Ranks of French Infantry

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Skill 5
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Ranks of French Infantry

Weeknight Progress - Finishing Basecoating and shading

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Weeknight Progress - Finishing Basecoating and shading

I managed to spend an evening finishing all the base coating and them moved on to some shades. I was a little torn on how to approach this so i decided to put it off, by shading the skin first. After that had dried I bit the bullet and went with a pretty heavy wash of our friend Agrax Earthshade.

I had consider using amry painter tone but in all honesty I have a spare bottle of Agrax and the tones are running low so that made my decision for me.

Shades used

Flesh – Reikland Fleshshade

Pretty much everything else – Agrax Earthshade

 

 

Weeknight Progress - Finishing Basecoating and shading

Im actually reasonably happy with the results. I had planned on a full phase highlighting but now im not so sure. Partly because theres so many to paint and secondly I dont think it needs it, ranked up these already look pretty effective.

Currently I’m planning on highlighting the face, crossbelts in offwhite to clean them up in addition to the strong colours red/green/yellow etc and ive also done a pass on the above units musket metals.

I think i’ll then leave it there and crack on with the next unit.

 

And to close this post off, heres the view i’ll probably see most of the time

Weeknight Progress - Finishing Basecoating and shading

Weeknight Progress - Basecoating French Infantry

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Weeknight Progress - Basecoating French Infantry

Making and initial start basecoating some French Infantry. I’ve gone for the rag-tag unifrom look warlord did using a bix of colours for the greatcoats.

Greatcoats

  • Grey – Vallejo London Grey
  • Beige –  Vallejo German Cammo Beige
  • Dark Brown- Vallejo Flat Brown (i think)
  • Light Brown – Above brown mixed with some offwhite

Other Colours

  • Packs – GW Contrast Snakebite Leather (i think)
  • Red – Vallejo Dark Wermilion
  • Yellow – Vallejo Flat Yellow
  • Green – Vallejo Interediate Green
  • Belts and straps – vallejo Offwhite
  • Black – Either GW Contrast Black Templar or GW Corvus Black depending on area.
  • Silver – Scale 75 rash Metal
  • Bronze/Gold – GW Retibutor Armour
  • Muskets – Scale 75 Brown Leather
  • Flesh – Scale 75 Basic Flesh
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Weekend Progress - Horses for the Chasseurs a Cheval

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Weekend Progress - Horses for the Chasseurs a Cheval

Managed to complete the Horses for the Chasseurs a Cheval and made a start on the riders.

Undercoated in Scale 75 Instant Primer Ice Charm

Horse Flesh a Mix of

  • Contrast Gore-Grunta Fur
  • Contrast Cygore Brown or Wildwood (cant remember)
  • Contrast Skeleton Horde
  • Contrast Aggaros Dunes

To give some variation in shades ive given a few of these more that one coat

For the Tails and mains i manly mixed up the above with the addition of some black templar.

Leather is all back templar

Pack on horse is Waagh Flesh, im not super happy with the green but its what I had on hand, i gave it a shade of Coelia Greenshare to get something more like what i was after.

Sheepskin is Rakarth Flesh as that was the first color i spotted (this paint is terriable by the way and i nearly threw it out, split terriable and with solid lumps in it)

I then gave most of the horse and the sheepskin a wash in Armypaint soft tone 3-2 with mixing medium before a final Praxiti white drybrush on the sheepskins.

Just realised i need to do the gold/brass bucket on the front strap.

 

A box full of plastic

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About the Project

After a bit of browsing on ebay i spotted a brand new Waterloo – Black Powder 2nd edition Starter Set going for £30 (after a ebay discount voucher). Being a Yorkshireman I cant resist a good bargin so quickly picked it up.

The next day UPS dropped this box of plastic off.

A box full of plastic

In all thats

122 Infantry
12 Cavalry
1 Artillery Piece with 4 Crew

 

Thats signifiantly more minatures than I’ve painted in the last year.

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